Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Notebook | VX5-591G | Black £764.99 with code @ Acer
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Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Notebook | VX5-591G | Black £764.99 with code @ Acer

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Found 7th May 2017
Acer VX 15 gaming laptop for £764.99 using code.
code - GAMING10

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor Quad-core 2.50 GHz

39.6 cm (15.6") Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9

8 GB, DDR4 SDRAM

1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD

Nvidia® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4 GB Dedicated Memory

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dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?



​It's an Acer.
I'm pretty sure 8gb, 1080p and a quad core 7-series CPU are perfectly fine and matched to the graphics to be honest... so I'm not sure why you cant understand the spec being "gaming"

Depending on what work you do of course, that spec would be higher than anything Ive ever seen at any workplace. So, if you have a higher spec for the laptops you deploy for users at work, they must all have 16gb and 7-series i7's... never seen that in normal work

edit: this was in response to a now deleted comment, just to make some sense
Edited by: "Axeboy" 7th May 2017
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Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?
dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?



​It's an Acer.
i wish they didn't make gaming laptops look so bad.
This seems like a really good price!
didsburydan

i wish they didn't make gaming laptops look so bad.



Agreed. This spec in a 'normal' looking body would be almost perfect for me.
dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?



​Catch is a good price laptop.
dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?



​The catch is this deal is basically a good graphics card with a sh*t laptop attached. How they refer to this spec as 'gaming' is beyond me. The laptops I deploy to my users at work are far better and they're considered midrange.
I'm pretty sure 8gb, 1080p and a quad core 7-series CPU are perfectly fine and matched to the graphics to be honest... so I'm not sure why you cant understand the spec being "gaming"

Depending on what work you do of course, that spec would be higher than anything Ive ever seen at any workplace. So, if you have a higher spec for the laptops you deploy for users at work, they must all have 16gb and 7-series i7's... never seen that in normal work

edit: this was in response to a now deleted comment, just to make some sense
Edited by: "Axeboy" 7th May 2017
Screen is bad, look at reviews. Lenovo Y700 is probably the best screen for any gaming laptop, I got the 4K one and even though I chose to go for a 960m instead of a 1050 Acer/HP Omen/Dell, I am glad I did because of the quality of the screen. Wouldn't ever go for a crappy TN panel with awesome specs, because we do more than play games nowadays
Review here:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/acer-aspire-vx-15-review

Good build quality but very poor screen, which is a shame.
Nice spec but agree with the above the looks don't do it for me.
Shakeyyy

Review here:http://www.trustedreviews.com/acer-aspire-vx-15-reviewGood … Review here:http://www.trustedreviews.com/acer-aspire-vx-15-reviewGood build quality but very poor screen, which is a shame.


Same review mentions;

'But keep an eye out for special offers on the Acer, because any price cuts will make this a good-value machine.'

They reviewed it @ £900. Considereing that, its a good value for money whether its a good gaming machine or not.
Is this a good computer for general work? Photoshop, word, email etc. Would use an external monitor via hdmi.

If not any suggestions?
ian18

Is this a good computer for general work? Photoshop, word, email etc. … Is this a good computer for general work? Photoshop, word, email etc. Would use an external monitor via hdmi. If not any suggestions?



​It'll be very fast, but bad for colour-accurate work like Photoshop if using the bad matte TN panel.

But since you're using an external monitor you should be good! Good spec for the price, but a bad laptop if using it solely as a laptop.
GTX 1050 is a low end GPU. I certainly wouldn't call it a gaming laptop. You want atleast a 1060 for 1080p gaming.
makkan00

Same review mentions;'But keep an eye out for special offers on the Acer, … Same review mentions;'But keep an eye out for special offers on the Acer, because any price cuts will make this a good-value machine.'They reviewed it @ £900. Considereing that, its a good value for money whether its a good gaming machine or not.



​Well that's subjective, depends on what you want from a machine. I couldn't justify spending £750+ on a machine that has a rubbish screen that I'll be viewing the actual game on, specs are nice but if you're playing high end games on a sub-standard screen what's the point. 1 year warranty, whereas you can pick up an open-box gaming laptop from John Lewis which will come with warranty and they automatically knock off another £40/50 if you ask for extra discount.

I picked up a brand new Lenovo Y700, 960m I7 6700HQ 4k screen for £900 because of it being a return, knocked off £50 instantly at checkout making it £850 with a 3 year warranty.

1050 is good and that, but unless you're going for just specs, I'd skip this entirely. A lot of money for sub-par a screen which is what you're going to be looking at.
Original Poster
Here's good take on the laptop.

cnet.com/pro…ew/
Acer, spec-wise they seem decent, but so badly put together you have problems a year after purchase, good deal for short term needs, but not worth it imo
Banned
Nice Spec, nice price!
Gormond

GTX 1050 is a low end GPU. I certainly wouldn't call it a gaming laptop. … GTX 1050 is a low end GPU. I certainly wouldn't call it a gaming laptop. You want atleast a 1060 for 1080p gaming.



While the 1060 is certainly better, a 1050 is fine for gaming, I'm sure you know that
I have this laptop and it is great for gaming on the go. Don't expect to run games on ultra but most games are good on mid to high settings. The screen is not IPS so is a little underwhelming but displays fine for 1080p gaming on the go.

Price is best I've seen so heat added. I don't understand people stating it's not a gamimg laptop as it runs a lot of modern games with no issue. What exactly is the criteria to meet to be a gaming laptop?
dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?


It's a Laptop
hadyanth

The catch is this deal is basically a good graphics card with a sh*t … The catch is this deal is basically a good graphics card with a sh*t laptop attached. How they refer to this spec as 'gaming' is beyond me. The laptops I deploy to my users at work are far better and they're considered midrange.



Sorry, what? The graphics card is probably the weakest part of this machine when it comes to gaming. HQ i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1080p TN panel all perfectly fine for games. 1050 will push enough frames at 1080p for a good experience, however you ideally would want to have at least a 1050Ti for a "gaming" laptop. At this price though the spec is decent.

Consider that the Dell XPS 15 comes with a 1050 in a much sleeker chassis and you start to see it's not really a gaming GPU.
Guys it's a gaming laptop. A proper "low end" gaming laptop. Yes a 1050ti version is the minimum spec for VR gaming but for any other 1080p gaming this is fine. This laptop Its cheaper than 960m machines with a better gpu! My Mac book has a 970m which is only slightly better than the 1050. It plays games from the last few years with medium graphics. Admittedly the rest of the hardware is better. But factor in the "quad core" i5 cpu, 128mb SSD and because it is a modern gpu it has more recent drivers for newer games then this looks like a genuine bargain.
Edited by: "Enet" 7th May 2017
Gormond

GTX 1050 is a low end GPU. I certainly wouldn't call it a gaming laptop. … GTX 1050 is a low end GPU. I certainly wouldn't call it a gaming laptop. You want atleast a 1060 for 1080p gaming.

While i like high end hardware not everyone wants to game in ultra/1440p/4k ect their is a market for this
chocolatenomlike

Acer, spec-wise they seem decent, but so badly put together you have … Acer, spec-wise they seem decent, but so badly put together you have problems a year after purchase, good deal for short term needs, but not worth it imo



I had a acer gaming laptop a few years ago, the motherboard went on it just ourside the 1 year warranty. Thankfully I had a extended warranty on it ( part of some offer at the time ) and they were decent and paid out the full value for the laptop, bought a Lenovo and that's been great for 3years plus now
dlghorner

Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the … Seems a good price for the spec, especially with a laptop.. What's the catch?



Tiny 128gb of storage. Would have to buy a HDD to add a useful amount of storage assuming it has a 2nd sata slot which could add another £70-£120
eraldo

Tiny 128gb of storage. Would have to buy a HDD to add a useful amount of … Tiny 128gb of storage. Would have to buy a HDD to add a useful amount of storage assuming it has a 2nd sata slot which could add another £70-£120



1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD
Seems like the price these toy computers should be. Nothing special, price or spec wise.
RedRain

While i like high end hardware not everyone wants to game in … While i like high end hardware not everyone wants to game in ultra/1440p/4k ect their is a market for this


A 1050 can't even do 1080/60 at medium graphics on new games https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html
I would expect atleast this on a "Gaming" laptop.
What would you recommend for mobile gaming at £750 that would do 1080p at a solid 60fps?




Axeboy

What would you recommend for mobile gaming at £750 that would do 1080p at … What would you recommend for mobile gaming at £750 that would do 1080p at a solid 60fps?


For the price this is a good machine, I doubt you will find better at £750. Just don't expect anything more than 1080/30 gaming at medium settings on modern games.

If I was after a "gaming laptop" I would spend a little more and get atleast a 1060, which is over twice as fast 4.0 TFLOPS Vs 1.8 TFLOPS.
Going to weigh in on this - good deal. I don't know where the dislike is coming from, personally I think it is well rounded spec wise and going to be the best value in this price range really. Look at it this way - 7300 - low to mid range quad core cpu, 8gb - middle tier amount of good speed ram, low to middle tier dedicated gpu, ok main storage and has a adequate sized ssd which considering prices for them recently is a great addition at the moment. Only letdown really is the screen, a continuing feature with lots of acer laptops, but it's not awful.

Overall I think it is a great deal. There is no single component this is disproportionately powerful compared to the rest of the machine, and decent value overall. How it looks...guess that is up to you. In conclusion - heat added.
Edited by: "ssimonian" 9th May 2017
AO.com says it has an IPS screen plus they also price match So you can further knock £40 off bringing it to £724.99. Won't find anything cheaper. HOT
Edited by: "TimberWolfUK" 10th May 2017
Seems like a good deal, this would easily run any game out there on medium (apart from PUBG in its current state) with a decent frame rate. If this is going to be a secondary gaming machine for on the move or if you are just wanting some casual gaming this would be ideal. a 1050ti or 1060 would be better obviously but good luck finding many at a similar price.

Heat
Does anyone have a code for this? Showing £849.99 on ACER site.
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